The Villa Ariadne Paperback

By Dilys Powell

Published by Eland Publishing Ltd (2016)

Centred on the archaeological personalities based at the Villa Ariadne – the home of Sir Arthur Evans and a base for generations of British archaeologists on Crete, Powell delivers a stunning account of work at Knossos and the haunting intrigues played out within its walls during World War II. Powell knew many of the characters personally, and is able to offer an incredible personal touch to the story of the Villa. A perfect read that illuminates the personalities partly behind the discovery of the Minoan civilisation.

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